Petersfield Golf Club Review [Worth Playing?]

Hampshire is full of great golf courses. From Liphook Golf Club all the way down to Hayling Golf Club. But how does Petersfield Golf Club compare with the brilliant options that Hampshire has to offer?

We recently got the chance to play at Petersfield Golf Club and in this article, we’ll dive into the details about the club and the golf course to see if it’s worth a visit.

Petersfield Golf Club Reviews

Petersfield Golf Club Review

Our Rating

Overall [3.6/5]
Course Design/Layout
Course Difficulty
Course Conditions
Green Conditions
Pace Of Play
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink
Value For Money

Course Information

Tankerdale Lane, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 7QY. Opened in 1892.

18 Holes Course | Par 72 | 6308 Yards | Parkland


Petersfield Golf Club is located just off the A3 in Adhurst, a couple of minutes from the market town of Petersfield.

The initial golf course was built in 1892, but the members club was moved over from the 12-hole course to a new 18-hole course designed by Martin Hawtree in 1992.

Built in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the club is nestled between the South Downs national park with beautiful countryside and great views.

Petersfield Golf Club Green Fees

18 Holes

Petersfield Golf Club Scorecard

Petersfield Golf Club Slope Rating

TeeGenderSlope Rating

Pre-round Thoughts

Petersfield Golf Club is a wonderful location for golf. Set in the delightful countryside of Hampshire, it’s a nice place to spend the afternoon, even if you’re not playing golf.

The club, which moved from South Petersfield in 1992, is just off the A3 which makes it pretty easy to get to. Except for the fact that if you’re coming from the South, you’ll have to double back on yourself to find the entrance. An entrance, that leads out straight out onto the A3 – which is never ideal.

Location aside, the club prices itself in the mid to upper range for the area. At £47.50 for a midweek round and £57.50 on weekends. This is compared to the £35 midweek you’ll pay at Southwick Park or the £135 you’ll be paying for a knock at Liphook. So it’s not cheap, but it’s certainly not the most expensive in the area.

We managed to get a tee time pretty easily and received a very warm welcome in the pro shop when we arrived.

The club has a short-ish driving range and a couple of nets to warm up on, plus an undulating practice putting green, which is ideal for finding your feel.

It’s a great day for golf, with not much wind and a nice bit of sunshine.

The Course

The undulating parkland course is built on acres of sandstone beds. This means it’s pretty dry for all-year-round play.

As mentioned, the golf course is set on the downs so there’s plenty of steep climbs and sharp declines to get stuck into.

It certainly pays to be in good shape if you’re walking around Petersfield Golf Club, but at least having a trolley is very much recommended.

At just 6308 yards, the par 72 course isn’t long. However, it does have its challenging elements such as the severe undulations, large trees, and thick hay.

Because the drainage is good, the course benefits from being in great condition for most of the year. The fairways are pretty firm and fast and were in excellent condition for the time of year.

The greens aren’t near to Liphook standard, but they do roll true and have some tricky slopes for golfers to deal with.

Front Nine

The start to the front nine is unique in the sense that you don’t play a par 4 until the 4th hole. The par 5, par 5 start is a nice chance to ease yourself into the round.

Par 3s – 3rd, 5th

The first par 3 at Petersfield Golf Club comes at the 3rd. The 202-yard hole plays its full length and requires a good shot to get the ball all the way back to the flag. The front right bunker draws you in and the green has plenty of interesting slopes to enjoy.

The slightly shorter 5th hole is another tough par 3 which plays at stroke index 9 on the card. The double-tiered green is difficult to judge and missing left leaves you a tricky chip shot on.

Par 4s – 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th

Perhaps the strangest hole on the course comes at the 4th. The 308-yard par 4 has a green that’s far lower than the tee box and is surrounded by trees and bushes. The sensible play here is a layup to the left side of the fairway, to give you enough room to get your approach shot over the large trees between you and the green.

Number 6 plays long and narrow with the OOB right pushing you towards the water down the left. If you find the fairway from the tee, be sure not to over-club for your approach shot.

The 8th hole plays much shorter than the 429 yardage if you can thread the ball between the two large trees on either side of the fairway. The green slopes heavily from back to front and right to left.

If you can avoid the telephone wires running across the 9th, you’ll have a good chance at birdie on the 283-yard hole. The fairway slopes down towards the green, but make sure you don’t miss it long right.

Par 5s – 1st, 2nd, 7th

With over a third of the holes on the front nine a par 5, there’s a few good chances to pick up a birdie.

The 1st hole plays all uphill for the first part, and if you can get your drive over the mound and in the fairway, you’ll have a short-ish approach shot to the green.

Number 2 is another fairly short par 5 at 507 from the white tees. Thread your tee shot between the tree in the middle and those on the left side and you’ll have a good line into the green.

The 7th is the toughest of the par 5s on the front. Playing uphill, the dogleg left has plenty of slopes to contend with and a tight line off the tee.

Back Nine

The back nine plays much shorter than the front, partly down to the fact it’s only got one par 5. It’s got some really good par 4s and a couple of interesting par 3s to test your game.

Par 3s – 13th, 15th

Number 13 doesn’t play long at all as the 136 yards are all downhill. Both the left and right bunkers wrap around the green which can’t fully be seen from the tee.

The 15th is another short hole that plays downhill. The large green slopes from back to front and anything long is in trouble.

Par 4s – 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th

10 and 11 are both par 4s which run alongside each other. If you can get your drive over the ridge in the fairways, you’ll give a better shot into each green.

Number 12 plays long and tough. All shots will fall off the left on a fairway that slopes from right to left. Once you get to the green, there’s a run-off at the back and plenty of quirky undulations to contend with.

14 is a short but tough climb up a very large hill. 16 requires a drive threaded through the gap, but don’t miss left.

The final holes play all the way down the hill to a green that slopes from back to front. Avoid the OOB driving range on the left and the OOB clubhouse long.

Par 5s – 17th

The only par 5 on the back nine comes at 17. It’s another short par 5 that requires a drive over the fairway ridge. Favor the left side as it will all fall right.

Our Verdict

Petersfield Golf Club is an interesting place to play golf. It’s hilly, has some challenging holes and won’t cost you a fortune to play.

There’s certainly a lot to like about the club and it certainly would take a level of fitness to be playing there regularly.

The course is in good condition, not spectacular, but I think most golfers will enjoy putting on the slightly slower greens and firmer fairways.

Petersfield Golf Club does have some really good golf holes. The par 5 7th and the par 4 16th are both really great holes that will test any golfer. Then you’ve got other holes like the 4th or the 9th, where it’s like they were a bit of an afterthought.

The layout is difficult, but it’s not overwhelming and allows golfers a fair test.

Overall, we did have a fantastic day playing at Petersfield Golf Club and would definitely recommend it to most levels of golfer looking for a decent value, mid-range golf course.

Final Thoughts

That’s it for our look at Petersfield Golf Club. The Hampshire golf club set in the South Downs Countryside provides a lovely setting for golf.

If you’re in the area, why not try Blackmoor or North Hants Golf Club.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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